Applications open for 2022/23 Compound Youth and National Development Teams

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September 7, 2022

Emma Kasprzak

If you are a young compound archer or the parent of one, then this is your chance to access training and guidance from some of the best archers in the UK and the world at Archery GB headquarters in Lilleshall. National Sports Centre.

Two paths are open to young compound archers:

  • The Compound Youth Development Squad is for archers who show the potential to reach international standards. This can be based on your current score level or proof of commitment.
  • The Compound Junior National Team will be made up of archers who we believe are ready for international competition.

The support teams will receive reflects where the archers are in their journey.

How do I apply for Compound Youth or National Development Teams?

If you would like to be considered for one of the youth teams, you will need to complete the following application form:

Click here to apply

You will need to answer a few questions and then submit scores. You can submit scores from any UKRS or WRS Archery GB Metric or World Archery round that was shot in 2022. If you have any it is useful for us to see your WA50m scores and match play 15 scores arrows.

If you are looking for a place in the national team, then 3 of the scores you submit will need to be WA50m rounds and we will also need 3 or 4 match play scores.

Please note that applications close on September 24, 2022.

How will Archery GB decide who will be selected for Youth Development or Compound National Teams?

Archery GB will carefully consider each application.

If you’re interested in the development team, we’ll consider your scores measured against your experience, age, background, attitude, and goals. We are looking for archers that we can help guide to becoming some of the best in the world.

All archers we are considering for the development team will be invited to a Valuation day on October 15, 2022. This will allow us to make a more informed decision.

Those who apply for the national team will have their scores compared to our minimum qualifying scores for next year’s internationals. These currently sit at:

Men U21 U21 Women Men U18 U18 Women
689 / 145 676 / 142 680 / 142 670 / 139

A maximum of 4 archers from each category can be placed in the national team. If more than 4 archers obtain these scores, we will choose the 4 that we think best match the support we will provide. Other archers achieving these scores, who are not selected for the national team, will be invited to participate in the development team.

What does it mean to be on the youth development team or the national compound team?

You will be invited to attend monthly team meetings in Lilleshall, where you will get a variety of support including, but not necessarily limited to, technique and equipment training, sports psychology, strength and conditioning, lifestyle tips and advice from some of the UK’s and the world’s best archers.

When and where will the Youth Development Team and National Compound Team meet?

All team meetings will take place at Lilleshall, except for the two Eaton Manor team meetings.

The proposed dates for the teams are as follows, although they are subject to change:

Development Team Review Day – October 15, 2022
National Youth Team – October 16, 2022

National Youth Team – November 12, 2022
Development Team – November 13, 2022

Development Team – December 10, 2022
National Youth Team – December 11, 2022

National Youth Team – January 7, 2023
Development Team – January 8, 2023

Development Team – February 18, 2023

Eaton Manor Squad – February 24 – 26, 2023

Eaton Manor Squad – March 10-12, 2023

Development Team – March 19, 2023

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